Electric cooperatives are guided by seven core principles that form the basis of the cooperative business model.

Anyone able to receive electric service and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership is welcome


Each member has one vote and is able to use their vote to elect trustees and to vote on policy.


Co-ops strive to provide at-cost service, and unused capital is returned to members.


All decisions made ensure the continued self-reliance of the cooperative.


Co-ops help members use electricity safely and efficiently, and empower their employees and trustees to provide exceptional service.


Working with other cooperatives helps supportthe sound, sustainable co-op business model.


Co-ops sponsor and promote worthwhile local causes in their service territories.